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text 2016-01-08 17:15
Happy New Year! & Book Advent Calendar Day 23 to 24

 

Thanks for bearing with me during this fun little project which I'll probably repeat this year. I wish everybody a happy 2016 with lots of awesome reads; may your TBR always contain one book more than you'll need! :)

 

I meant to post the last update of the book advent calendar on Christmas Eve, but the holidays were really busy this year, and then life and a reading marathon got in the way, so I'll just post it now.

 

On the 23rd I got Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper, a book that I have wanted to read for quite some time, but it was out of print for some years in Germany. A new edition has been published only recently, and now the pre-loved copies are much more affordable, so I bought one eventually.

On Christmas Eve I got three books:

Louis Sachar's Holes, which is supposed to be quite funny, Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones because everybody I know IRL loved it, and David Gilmour's The Film Club because it sounds interesting and I need to read more non fiction.

 

 

You can find my other posts about the Book Advent Calendar here:

 

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review 2014-12-09 13:57
How to Live on 24 Hours a Day - Arnold Bennett

Short, extremely funny, makes me want to work at being a better person and gives practicable advice on how. And it's free. You have no excuse for not reading this over lunch.

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text 2013-11-28 00:09
30 Day Book Playlist Challenge, Day 24: Jazz
The Way of Kings - Brandon Sanderson

Day 24: Name a book that you loved written from multiple perspectives or book that emphasized a particular group of characters or family. (Jazz)

 

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Well, I've already used A Game of Thrones, and that's like, the perfect example of this . . . so let's go with The Way of Kings. (Also, I already used A Casual Vacancy . . . dammit.)

 

Reading this book is an investment, that's for sure, but it's totally worth it. The payoff to the Mistborn trilogy was so well-earned, it makes me wonder just exactly what he's got in store for us after ten books, and each one double the size of the Mistborn books. It's going to be totally sick. (I am, apparently, flashing back to the 90s today.)

Source: rosepetals1984.booklikes.com/post/670300/a-30-day-book-playlist-challenge-
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text 2013-11-24 15:08
Day 24: Book You Wish More People Would Have Read
I'm Only Being Honest - Jeremy Kyle
Random Acts of Badness: My Story - Danny Bonaduce

I'm Only Being Honest: I love Jeremy Kyle. I'm guilty of enjoying "talk" shows, although they tend to do more shouting and acting an ass than really speaking. But anyway, I discovered Jeremy not long after his show aired here in the States last year, and I loved his refusal to coddle people and pussfoot around their feelings. When I found out he had a book, I had to have it. And I loved it! But most other people didn't because "I thought this was an autobiography! But it isn't!" Dur!!!! Read the blurb! It's just Jeremy giving his opinion on a number of political/social problems plaguing his home country of Great Britain. Even I knew that without doing any research. So dumbasses gave this book negative marks because they were too stupid to realize what they were buying. But I digress. This book was a lot of fun, learning a little about my favorite British Blowhard's past, hearing him speak with such intelligent conviction on things that a lot of people are too scared to touch on. And I couldn't help but hear his voice in my head as I read it.

 

Random Acts of Badness: This is probably one of my favorite non-fiction books of all time. Danny Bonaduce is so self-deprecating I can't help but laugh at him. He punched a transvestite prostitute. That was twice his size. Hilarious. In a sad way. This book is just entertaining. Not much else to say. It isn't all about The Partridge Family like you would think. It's about everything, from the show to being homeless later, right down to his trips to rehab. He's a very intelligent man that loves to read. He just has coping problems and drinks like a fish. But we all have our vices. If you want something funny, I recommend this book.

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text 2013-10-24 18:01
30 Day Book Challenge: Day 24. That's right, I'm all on time baaaaby

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Day 24: A book you wish more people would've read

 

Oh, I love being preachy, it's ever so much fun...let me get out my soapbox, hang on...

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Ok! Let's do this. I have a lot, I mean a lot of books I think more people should read, but I'm going to try to contain myself here and only list a few. We'll do a countdown, what say? Top 5 required reading?

 

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Source: ceilidh.booklikes.com/post/654458/30-day-book-challenge-day-24-that-s-right-i-m-all-on-time-baaaaby
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